Publications - Nancy B. Rapoport



Nancy B. Rapoport, PracticePerfect Professional Responsibility (Aspen Publishing 2024) (with Andrew M. Perlman & Melissa B. Shultz).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Ethical Lawyering: A Guide for the Well-Intentioned (Aspen Publishing 2021) (2d ed. forthcoming 2024) (with Bernard A. Burk & Veronica J. Finkelstein).

Nancy B. Rapoport & Jeffrey D. Van Niel, Corporate Scandals and Their Implications (3d ed. 2018).

Bloomberg Law: Bankruptcy Law Treatise (D. Michael Lynn et al. eds., Bloomberg BNA 2014) (contributing editor).

Nancy B. Rapoport & Jeffrey D. Van Niel, Law Firm Job Survival Manual: From First Interview to Partnership (Aspen Publishers/Wolters Kluwer 2013).

Nancy B. Rapoport & Jeffrey D. Van Niel, Law School Survival Manual: From LSAT To Bar Exam (Aspen Publishers/Wolters Kluwer 2010).

Nancy B. Rapoport et al., Enron and Other Corporate Fiascos: The Corporate Scandal Reader (Foundation Press 2d ed. 2009).

Collier Compensation, Employment And Appointment Of Trustees And Professionals In Bankruptcy Cases (LexisNexis 2009) (revision author).

Steven L. Emanuel, Strategies & Tactics for the MBE (Aspen Publishers/Wolters Kluwer 2009) (revision author).

Enron: Corporate Fiascos and Their Implications (Nancy B. Rapoport & Bala G. Dharan eds., Found. Press 2004).

David B. Goodwin & Nancy B. Rapoport, An Oral History of the Honorable Joseph T. Sneed (Ninth Circuit Historical Soc'y 1994).


Book Contributions

Nancy B. Rapoport, Ethics: Why We Must Play Well With Others (and Why We Don't), in Manual of the Advanced Public Lands Special Institute 587 (Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation 2017).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Social Media Ethics Missteps for Lawyers (and Others), in Proceedings of the Sixtieth Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute 3-1 (July 2014).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Analysis and the Arts, in Zenon Bankowski, Maksymilian Del Mar & Paul Maharg, The Arts and the Legal Academy: Beyond Text in Legal Education 101 (Ashgate Press 2012).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Swimming with Shark, in Lawyers In Your Living Room: Law On The Small Screen (Michael Asimow ed., ABA Publ'g 2009).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Reflections of a Former Dean, in Law School Leadership Strategies: Top Deans on Benchmarking Success, Incorporating Feedback from Faculty and Students, and Building the Endowment (Aspatore Books 2006).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Bankruptcy Ethics Issues for Solos and Small Firms, in Attorney Liability in Bankruptcy (Corinne Cooper ed., Catherine E. Vance contributing ed., ABA Publ'g 2006).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Lord of the Flies: The Development of Rules Within an Adolescent Culture, in Screening Justice—The Cinema of Law: Fifty Significant Films of Law, Order and Social Justice (Rennard Strickland et al. eds., William S. Hein & Co. 2006).

Nancy B. Rapoport & Jeffrey D. Van Niel, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Skilling: How Enron's Public Image Morphed from the Most Innovative Company in the Fortune 500 to the Most Notorious Company Ever, in Enron: Corporate Fiascos and Their Implications (Nancy B. Rapoport & Bala G. Dharan eds., Foundation Press 2004).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Enron, Titanic, and the Perfect Storm, in Enron: Corporate Fiascos and Their Implications (Nancy B. Rapoport & Bala G. Dharan eds., Found. Press 2004).



Nancy B. Rapoport, Am I My Colleague's Keeper When It Comes to Disclosing Connections?, 40 Emory Bankr. Dev. J. 333 (forthcoming 2024).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Training Law Students to Model Civility When Social Media Makes Civility Harder to Maintain, __ U. Pitt. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming) (invited speaker).

Nancy B. Rapoport & Joseph R. Tiano, Jr., Reimagining “Reasonableness” Under Section 330(a) in a World of Technology, Data, and Artificial Intelligence, 97 Am. Bankr. L.J. 254 (2023).

Nancy B. Rapoport & Joseph R. Tiano Jr., Billing Judgment, 96 Am. Bankr. L.J. 311 (2022).

Nancy B. Rapoport & Joseph R. Tiano, Jr., Using Data Analytics to Predict an Individual Lawyer's Legal Malpractice Risk Profile: Becoming an LPL "Precog", 6 U. PA. J.L. & Pub. Aff. 267 (2020).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Training Law Students to Maintain Civility in Their Law Practices as a Way to Improve Public Discourse, 98 N.C. L. Rev. 1143 (2020).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Client-Focused Management of Expectations for Legal Fees in Large Chapter 11 Cases, 28 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 39 (2020).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Using General Counsel to Set the Tone for Work in Large Chapter 11 Cases, 88 Fordham L. Rev. 1727 (2020).

Nancy B. Rapoport & Joseph R. Tiano, Jr., Leveraging Legal Analytics and Spend Data as a Law Firm Self-Governance Tool, 13 J. Bus., Entrepreneurship & L. 171 (2019).

Nancy B. Rapoport & Joseph R. Tiano, Jr., Legal Analytics, Social Science, and Legal Fees: Reimagining "Legal Spend" Decisions in an Evolving Industry35 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 1269 (2019).

Dwayne J. Hermes et al., A Solutions-Oriented Approach: Changing How Insurance Litigation Is Handled by Defense Law Firms, 2017 J. Prof. Law. 129 (2017).

Nancy B. Rapoport, On Shared Governance, Missed Opportunities, and Student Protests17 Nev. L.J. 1 (2016).

Randy D. Gordon & Nancy B. Rapoport, Virtuous Billing, 15 Nev. L.J. 698 (2015).

Nancy B. Rapoport, "Nudging" Better Lawyer Behavior: Using Default Rules and Incentives to Change Behavior in Law Firms, 4 St. Mary's J. on Legal Malpractice & Ethics 42 (2014).

Nancy B. Rapoport, The Client Who Did Too Much, 47 Akron L. Rev. 121 (2014).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Plus Ça Change, Plus C’est La Même Chose, 17 Green Bag 2d 55 (2013).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Managing U.S. News & World ReportThe Enron Way, 48 Gonz. L. Rev. 423 (2013).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Rethinking U.S. Legal Education: No More "Same Old, Same Old," 45 Conn. L. Rev. 1409 (2013).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Black Swans, Ostriches, and Ponzi Schemes, 42 Golden Gate L. Rev. 627 (2012).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Changing the Modal Law School: Rethinking U.S. Legal Education in (Most) Schools, 116 Penn St. L. Rev 1119 (2012) (reprinted in 122 Dickinson L. Rev 189 (2017)).

Nancy B. Rapoport, The Case for Value Billing in Chapter 11, 7 J. Bus. L. & Tech. 117 (2012).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Rethinking Fees in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases, 5 J. Bus. & Tech. L. 263 (2010).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Through Gritted Teeth and Clenched Jaw: Court-Initiated Sanctions Opinions in Bankruptcy Courts, 41 St. Mary's L.J. 701 (2010).

Nancy B. Rapoport, The Corporate Lawyer's Role in a Contemporary Democracy, 77 Fordham L. Rev. 1269 (2009) (with Colin Marks).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Not Quite "Them," Not Quite "Us": Why It's Difficult for Former Deans to Go Home Again, 38 U. Tol. L. Rev. 581 (2007).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Eating Our Cake and Having It, Too: Why Real Change Is So Difficult in Law Schools, 81 Ind. L.J. 359 (2006).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Decanal Haiku, 37 U. Tol. L. Rev. 131 (2005).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Enron and the New Disinterestedness—The Foxes Are Guarding the Henhouse, 13 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 521 (2005).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Law, 35 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 543 (2004).

Nancy B. Rapoport, "Venn" and the Art of Shared Governance, 35 U. Tol. L. Rev. 169 (2003).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Enron, Titanic, and the Perfect Storm, 71 Fordham L. Rev. 1373 (2003), reprinted in Enron: Corporate Fiascos and Their Implications 927 (Nancy B. Rapoport & Bala G. Dharan eds., Found. Press 2004).

Nancy B. Rapoport, The Intractable Problem of Bankruptcy Ethics: Square Peg, Round Hole, 30 Hofstra L. Rev. 977 (2002).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Is "Thinking Like a Lawyer" Really What We Want to Teach?, 1 J. Ass'n Legal Writing Directors 91 (2002).

Nancy B. Rapoport, When Local IS Global: Using a Consortium of Law Schools to Encourage Global Thinking, 20 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 19 (2001).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Of Cat-Herders, Conductors, Fearless Leaders, and Tour Guides, 33 U. Tol. L. Rev. 161 (2001).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Presidential Ethics: Should a Law Degree Make a Difference?, 14 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 725 (2001).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Going from "Us" to "Them" in Sixty Seconds, 31 U. Tol. L. Rev. 703 (2000).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Dressed for Excess: How Hollywood Affects the Professional Behavior of Lawyers, 14 Notre Dame J.L. Ethics & Pub. Pol'y 49 (2000).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Ratings, Not Rankings: Why U.S. News & World Report Shouldn't Want To Be Compared To Time and Newsweek—or The New Yorker, 60 Ohio St. L.J. 1097 (1999).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Living "Top-Down" in a "Bottom-Up" World: Musings on the Relationship Between Jewish Ethics and Legal Ethics, 78 Neb. L. Rev. 18 (1999).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Our House, Our Rules: The Need for a Uniform Code of Bankruptcy Ethics, 6 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 45 (1998).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Symposium, Has the DIP's Attorney Become the Ultimate Creditors' Lawyer in Bankruptcy Reorganization Proceedings?, 5 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 47 (1997) (with C.R. Bowles).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Symposium, Ethics: Is Disinterestedness Still a Viable Concept? A Roundtable Discussion, 5 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 201 (1997).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Turning the Microscope on Ourselves: Self-Assessment by Bankruptcy Lawyers of Potential Conflicts of Interest in Columbus, Ohio, 58 Ohio St. L.J. 1421 (1997).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Avoiding Judicial Wrath: The Ten Commandments for Bankruptcy Practitioners, 5 J. Bankr. Law & Prac. 615 (1996).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Seeing the Forest and The Trees: The Proper Role of the Bankruptcy Attorney, 70 Ind. L.J. 783 (1995).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Turning and Turning in the Widening Gyre: The Problem of Potential Conflicts of Interest in Bankruptcy, 26 Conn. L. Rev. 913 (1994).


Commentaries, Essays, and Reviews

Nancy B. Rapoport, Exemplary Legal Writing 2022 Books: Four Recommendations, 2023 Green Bag Alm. 270. 

Nancy B. Rapoport, The Specter of Malpractice: When Law Firm General Counsel and Risk Management Professionals Are Confronted with Potential Malpractice Claims and Ethics Violations, 81 Md. L. Rev. Online 1 (2021) (with Joseph R. Tiano, Jr. & William J. Siroky).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Telling the Story on Your Timesheets: A Fee Examiner's Tips for Creditors' Lawyers and Bankruptcy Estate Professionals, 15 Brook. J. Corp. Fin. & Com. L. 359 (2021).

Nancy B. Rapoport, The Legal Industry's Second Chance to Get It Right, 57 Willamette L. Rev. 1 (2021) (with Joseph R. Tiano, Jr.).

Nancy B. Rapoport, In Praise of Margaret Howard74 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 641 (2017).

Nancy Rapoport, Consumer Debtors Should Not Have To Go It Alone, Dow Jones Daily Bankruptcy Review (May 1, 2013) (with Lois R. Lupica).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Book Review, 47 Law & Society Review 229 (2013) (reviewing Brian Tamanaha, Failing Law Schools (University of Chicago Press 2012)).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Board Smart Not to Raise the Superintendent Salary Stakes, Las Vegas Sun, Sept. 5, 2010.

Nancy B. Rapoport, Academic Freedom and Academic Responsibility, 13 Green Bag 2d 189 (2010) (reviewing Matthew W. Finkin & Robert C. Post, For the Common Good: Principles of American Academic Freedom (Yale Univ. Press 2009)).

Nancy B. Rapoport, The Real Reason Why Businesses Make Bad Decisions, 18 Bus. Law Today 52 (reviewing Jonathan R. Macey, Corporate Governance: Promises Kept, Promises Broken (Princeton Univ. Press 2008)).

Nancy B. Rapoport, The Curious Incident of the Law Firm That Did Nothing in the Night-Time, 10 Legal Ethics 98 (2007) (reviewing Milton C. Regan, Jr., Eat What You Kill: The Fall Of A Wall Street Lawyer (Univ. of Mich. Press 2004)).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Examining Enron's Enablers: Watkins' Perspective Makes Swartz's Account Stand Out, Hous. Chronicle, Mar. 23, 2003, at 15.

Nancy B. Rapoport, In Memoriam: Yale Rosenberg, 39 Hous. L. Rev. 869 (2002).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Enron an Example: Grads Lost in Trees, Hous. Chronicle, Feb. 24, 2002, at 4H.

Nancy B. Rapoport, Worth Reading: Review of Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, Turnarounds & Workouts, Jan. 15, 1995, at 6.

Nancy B. Rapoport, Wrestling with the Problem of Potential Conflicts of Interest in Bankruptcy, Bankr. Ct. Decisions Wkly. News & Comment, Mar. 7, 1995, at A3.


Practice Oriented Publications

Nancy B. Rapoport, Nuance or Necessity for Conflicts in Bankruptcy Cases?, Creditor Rights Coalition (June 5, 2024).

Nancy B. Rapoport, The Duty of Supervision in the Age of Generative AI: Urgent Mandates for a Public Company’s Board of Directors and Its Executive and Legal Team, Bus. L. Today (Mar. 26, 2024) (with Joseph R. Tiano, Jr., Joseph D. Wilson, & Steven Aquino).

Nancy B. Rapoport & Joseph Tiano, Jr., Walking the Data Walk? Using Time Entries to Advance DEI Initiatives, Bus. Law., Winter 2023/2024, at 1 (peer reviewed).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Doubling Down on Dumb: Lessons from Mata v. Avianca Inc., 42 Am. Bankr. Inst. J., Aug. 2023, at 24 (with Hon. Cynthia A. Norton). 

Nancy B. Rapoport, Ethics for Real Estate Lawyers Today, Prac. Real Est. Law., May 2023, at 30 (with John G. Cameron Jr.).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Navigating Ethical Issues in the New Remote Work World, Com. L. World, Apr.-June 2022, at 26.

Nancy B. Rapoport, How Teams Can Help (or Hurt) You When It Comes to Ethics, Am. Bankr. Inst. J., Dec. 2017, at 24.

Nancy B. Rapoport & Charlie Douglas, High Performance Organizational Teams, Lisi Estate Planning Newsletter #2563 (July 3, 2017). 

Lois R. Lupica & Nancy B. Rapoport, Co-Reporters, Final Report of the ABI National Ethics Task Force (2013).

Lois R. Lupica & Nancy B. Rapoport, Best Practices for Working with Fee Examiners, Am. Bankr. Inst. J., June 2013, at 20.

Lois R. Lupica & Nancy B. Rapoport, Consumer Debtors Should not Have To Go It Alone, Dow Jones Daily Bankr. Rev.May 1, 2013.

Jennifer Gross & Nancy B. Rapoport, Is the Attorney-Client Privilege Under Attack?, GPSolo Mag., Oct.−Nov. 2010, at 47.

C.R. Bowles & Nancy B. Rapoport, Debtor Counsel's Fiduciary Duty: Is There a Duty to Rat in Chapter 11?, Am. Bankr. Inst. J., Feb. 2010, at 16.

Eric Van Horn & Nancy B. Rapoport, Restructuring the Misperception of Lawyers: Another Task for Bankruptcy Professionals, Am. Bankr. Inst. J., Sept. 2009, at 44.

Nancy B. Rapoport, Where Have All the (Legal) Stories Gone?, M/E INSIGHTS, Fall 2009, at 7.

Nancy B. Rapoport, Lessons From Enron—And Why We Don't Learn From Them, Com. Lending Rev., May-June 2009, at 23.

Nancy B. Rapoport & Roland Bernier, (Almost) Everything We Know About Pleasing Bankruptcy Judges, We Learned in Kindergarten, Am. Bankr. Inst. J., July/Aug. 2008, at 16.

Nancy B. Rapoport & Roland Bernier, Bankruptcy Pro Bono Representation of Consumers: The Seven Deadly Sins, Hous. Law., June 2007, at 18.

Jeffrey D. Van Niel & Nancy B. Rapoport, "Retail Choice" Is Coming: Have You Hugged Your Utilities Lawyer Today? (Part II), Norton Bankr. L. Advisor, Aug. 2002, at 3.

Nancy B. Rapoport, Multidisciplinary Practice After In re Enron: Should the Debate on MDP Change at All?, Tex. B. J., May 2002, at 446.

Jeffrey D. Van Niel & Nancy B. Rapoport, "Retail Choice" Is Coming: Have You Hugged Your Utilities Lawyer Today? (Part I), Norton Bankr. L. Advisor, Feb. 2002, at 4.

Nancy B. Rapoport, Moral Bankruptcy: Modeling Appropriate Attorney Behavior in Bankruptcy Cases, Neb. Law., Mar. 1999, at 14.

Nancy B. Rapoport, The Need For New Bankruptcy Ethics Rules: How Can "One Size Fits All" Fit Anybody?, Prof. Law., Fall 1998, at 20.


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